Bob Stapleton

Bob Stapleton, general manager of the T-Mobile cycling team, has told CW that the Grand Tour organisers, pro teams and UCI should unite and back the ProTour for the good of the sport.

?I think the objectives of the ProTour make total sense with my business and marketing background. The concept is the right one,? Stapleton said. ?The problem is, it?s not been very effective so far. I don?t think the ProTour works without the support of the Grand Tours, the Tour de France especially, and likewise I think those events are diminished without the ProTour.

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